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Joey Jordison Dead - Slipknot Founding Member Dies at 46

Joey Jordison Dead - Slipknot Founding Member Dies at 46

Joey Jordison of Slipknot has sadly passed away.

The founding member of the hard rock band died at the age of 46, his family confirmed Tuesday (July 27) in a statement to Billboard.

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“We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music,” the statement reads.

“The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time. The family will hold a private funeral service and asks the media and public to respect their wishes.”

Joey was one of the founding members of the band, having formed the group back in 1995 alongside Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. Slipknot announced in 2013 that he and the band were “parting ways” after nearly two decades.

It was revealed years later that he had a disease called transverse myelitis, and he claimed that his bandmates confused his medical issues with a substance abuse problem.

It’s unclear whether his condition had anything to do with his death. Our thoughts are with Joey Jordison‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

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